Darren grew up in Sherwood, Oregon. He graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1996 with a bachelors degree in biology. He then attended University of North Texas Health Sciences Center for Physician Assistant Studies and graduated in 2000. Darren is very active in his church here in Dallas including teaching and medical mission trips to Guatemala. He also works a lot with students preparing to enter the medical field.
Darren lives in Murphy with his wife Marla and his three children; Preston, Elic and Holden. Along with spending time with his family, he also enjoys basketball and softball.